Latvia: With Dons and “Hollow” in Malmö!

Supernova 2024, the process through which Latvia selected its entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, was completed tonight. The grand final was broadcast on the country’s national broadcaster LTV with a total of 10 songs competing to represent the Baltic country in Malmö.

The hosts

For the third consecutive year, Supernova was hosted by the duo of Ketija Šēnberga and Lauris Reiniks.

The competing entries

The 10 entries competing in Supernova’s Grand Final tonight were the following:

The results

The final result was a combination of the Latvian Televote and the votes of the Jury appointed by the Latvian public broadcaster.

These are the full combined results:

  1. Dons
  2. Vēstulēs
  3. Katrīna Gupalo
  4. Alekss Silvers
  5. St Levića
  6. Edvards Strazdiņš
  7. Ecto
  8. Avéi
  9. Funkinbiz
  10. Papīra Lidmašīnas

Below you can watch Dons’ winning performace:

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Latvia: The running order of the Grand Final of Supernova 2024!

Today, the national broadcaster of Latvia LTV revealed the running order of the Grand Final of Supernova 2024 that will take place this Saturday, 10th of February.


The running order of the ten artists that will compete to claim a ticket for Eurovision 2024 in Malmö‎‎ is:

  1. Vēstulēs – “Kur?”
  2. Avéi – “Mine”
  3. Papīra Lidmašīnas – “Mind Breaker”
  4. Katrīna Gupalo – “The Cat’s Song”
  5. Ecto – “Outsider”
  6. Dons – “Hollow”
  7. St Levića – “Tick Tock”
  8. Edvards Strazdiņš – “Rock n’ Roll Supernova”
  9. Funkinbiz – Na Chystu Vodu
  10. Alekss Silvers – “For the Show”

Special Guests for the Latvian National Final will be the Estonian representative in Eurovision 2023 Alika and Gabrieļus Vagelis who tried many attempts to represent Lithuania to the contest.


The winner of Supernova 2024 will be decided by a combination of the Latvian viewers‘ vote and the vote of the jury appointed by the Latvian Public Broadcaster.

Latvia will compete at the second half of the second semi-final in 9th of May.

The previous winners of Supernova and Latvia’s representatives in Eurovision 2023, were Sudden Lights, with the song “Aijā”, who ended up in 11th place of the First Semi-Final. Will Latvia manage to get a place in the Final after six years?

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Latvia: The results of the semi-final of Supernova 2024!

The semi-final of Latvia’s national final, Supernova 2024, was completed a few minutes ago and the ten finalists were decided. After six consecutive non-qualifications and after last year’s 11th place in the semi-final, Latvia will once again try to advance to the Grand Final, and get a great result, after many years.

A total of fifteen contestants competed in the semi-final, claiming the ten tickets for next Saturday’s Grand Final. Ketija Šēnberga and Lauris Reiniks were the hosts of the evening.

Ketija Šēnberga and Lauris Reiniks

Ketija Šēnberga and Lauris Reiniks, Hosts of Supernova 2024

The participants of the Semi-Final:

Below you can see the names of the artists who took part in the semi-final and their performances:

  1. Agnese Rakovska – “AI” 
  2. Patrīcija Spale – “Heaven’s Raining Down on Me”
  3. B/H – “Amsterdam”
  4. Alekss Silvers – “For the Show”
  5. Jar of kings – “Wildfire”
  6. St Levića – “Tick Tock”
  7. Sasha Sil – “Love is a Language”
  8. Papīra Lidmašīnas – “Mind Breaker”
  9. Avéi – “Mine”
  10. Ecto – “Outsider”
  11. Dons – “Hollow”
  12. Katrīna Gupalo – “The Cat’s Song”
  13. Funkinbiz – “Na Chystu Vodu”
  14. Vēstulēs – “Kur?” 
  15. Edvards Strazdiņš – “Rock n’ Roll Supernova”

After the end of the competitive place of the semi-final, the hosts announced that it’s time for the Latvian public to start voting, while in the meantime, they interviewed the contestants, live on stage.

The qualifiers:

The results were once again decided by public and jury vote, at a rate of 50% each. After the performances, the votes were counted and the ten qualifiers are:

  • Funkinbiz – “Na Chystu Vodu”
  • Alekss Silvers – “For the Show”
  • Vēstulēs – “Kur?”
  • Papīra Lidmašīnas – “Mind Breaker”
  • Avéi – “Mine”
  • St Levića – “Tick Tock”
  • Dons – “Hollow”
  • Ecto – “Outsider”
  • Katrīna Gupalo – “The Cat’s Song”
  • Edvards Strazdiņš – “Rock n’ Roll Supernova”

This time, the betting odds managed to predict nine out of ten qualifiers!

The Grand Final of Supenova 2024, will take place on Saturday, February 10 when Latvia’s representative for Eurovision Song Contest 2024 will be decided, among the ten qualifiers!

The previous winners of Supernova and Latvia’s representatives in Eurovision 2023, were Sudden Lights, with the song “Aijā”, who ended up in 11th place of the First Semi-Final. Will Latvia manage to get a place in the Final after six years?

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Lithuania: Listen to “Simple Joy” by THE ROOP!

As we’ve previously informed you, THE ROOP, former Eurovision participants of Lithuania in 2020 and 2021, announced that they are going to once again take part in the Lithuanian national final, for Eurovision 2024Read more

Latvia: “Hollow” by Dons voted as Best Song for 2023!

A few days ago, LTV, the public broasdcaster of Latvia, announced the artists and the songs that will take part in Supernova 2024, the national final through which the country’s representative for Eurovision 2024 will emerge.

Among the names of the artists, Dons (Artūrs Šingirejs) is the one to stand out, as he is the biggest Latvian pop star right now, who takes part with his song “Hollow”, which is his first English song since 2006.

After the song’s release, there have been a great amount of positive comments, with most of them saying that he will be the one to represent Latvia in Eurovision 2024.

In an event that took place yesterday, Dons won the “Best Latvian Radio Song” award for 2023, with his song “Lauzto šķēpu karaļvalsts”, which is the Latvian version of his song “Hollow”, released four months ago.

Dons has previously tried to represent Latvia two times, but he ended up as the runner-up of the national selection, both of them. As of now, he is in the first place of the betting odds, making him the favourite to represent the country in Eurovision 2024.

Supernova 2024 program:

  • Semi-Final– February 3
  • Final– February 10

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Latvia: 108 entries were submitted for Supernova 2024!

LTV, Latvia’s national broadcaster, will use the Supernova format to select its Eurovision 2024 act once more. As announced via its official account on X, 108 entries from both domestic and foreign creators were submitted for the national selection. When compared to the 2023 edition, Supernova 2024 received thirteen fewer entries.

Agnese Štrause-Kubliņa, the head of LTV ‘s youth and entertainment programs mentions:

We have received 108 unique and personal compositions in a wide variety of musical genres, which proves that music is a universal language that unites us all. The response of musicians to participation in the competition and the annual active involvement of the audience in voting proves how important it is for each of us that Latvia is represented in honor at the Eurovision Song Contest, which is watched by millions of viewers around the world, with a song that sounds bright and convincing on the biggest stage in Europe

The jury will evaluate the originality, arrangement, message, and relevance to current market trends in selecting the songs for “Supernova,” which will be broadcasted live on television. Moreover, the vocal abilities of the musicians, their previous achievements in the music industry and their potential for future success will also be taken into account.

The participants in Supernova 2024 should be disclosed in January. Then, we will first watch the live performances of the artists in TV shows in February. During the final, the winner of the selection will be decided by the public along with a jury. Supernova 2024’s exact format and number of shows are still to be announced.

Latvia was represented at Eurovision 2023 by Sudden Lights with their song “Aijā“. Sudden Lights only finished 11th in the first semi-final, marking the sixth-consecutive non qualification for Latvia.

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Latvia: Supernova 2023 jury members have been revealed!

Latvian broadcaster LTV has revealed the jury members who voted in Supernova, the country’s national final, determining 50% of the result to select the Baltic country’s representatives for Eurovision 2023.

The eight-member jury consisted of the following six Latvians and two international jurors :

  • Anna Platpīre – LTV content editor
  • Arvīds Babris – Director of LTV
  • Aija Auškāpa – Director of the Prāta vētra record label
  • Karīna Tropa – Singer and vocal coach
  • Maija Sējāne – Singer and music producer
  • Magnuss Eriņš – Radio personality and DJ
  • Gediminas Jaunius (Lithuania) – TV director and producer
  • Edward van de Vendel (Netherlands) – Journalist

The jury awarded its 12 points to the band Sudden Lights, who won Supernova 2023 representing Latvia in Liverpool with the song Aijā.

Latvia narrowly missed out on qualifying for the Eurovision 2023 Grand Final by finishing 11th in the First Semi-Final with 34 points, just 3 points behind Serbia. It is worth noting that Sudden Lights received 8 points from the “rest of the world” vote in the First Semi-Final.

Source: LTV

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Latvia: Watch extra footage from the First Rehearsal of Sudden Lights!

Sudden Lights, this year’s represetatives of Latvia in the Eurovision Song Contest, performed their First Rehearsal yesterday, leaving generally positive impressions about their staging

You can read more details about the Latvia’s first rehearal here:


Of course, the band is also accompanied by the delegation from country’s National Broadcaster LTV, to whom they gave an interview shortly after their first rehearsal. As part of the report aired on the state channel of the Baltic country, we had the opportunity to see new images and footage from their rehearsal yesterday.

Down bellow you can watch LTV’s coverage of the Sudden Lights:

The second rehearsal of Latvia will take place on Wednesday May 3 so we will get a better idea of what we will see from Sudden Lights on stage.

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Latvia: Saule disqualified from Supernova 2023!

Latvia’s pubic broadcaster, announced the 15 artists and the songs competing in their national final for Eurovision 2023, just yesterday.

LTV received 125 applications in total, 121 of which were submitted before the deadline. 21 applications didn’t meet the criteria to go on to the next stage of the selection (Missing info, artists were not from Latvia or the percentage of foreign composers was higher than that allowed). From the remaining 100 entries, LTV chose the 15 songs that were revealed yesterday.

However, the Latvian broadcaster looked into the songs and found out that one song breaks the rules of Supernova, as well as those of Eurovision itself, resulting in its disqualification from the selection process.

We are talking about Saule, as it was revealed that his song “Finally Happy”, with which he was chosen to compete in the semi-final, was released as early as December 19, 2021.

The rules of Supernova as well as those of Eurovision, demand the competing songs to not be released or performed publicly before the 1st of September 2022. The song was also removed from YouTube.

Because the channel is already getting ready to host the national final (which takes place in February 4), Saule will not be replaced by a new contestant and so, 14 artists will take part in Supernova’s semi-final.

In the semi-final and the final of the contest, the jury and the public vote are of equal importance. the winner will be decided by the total points awarded by the calls and sms votes, combined with the jury vote.

Supernova 2023 schedule is as follows:

  • Semi-Final– February 4
  • Final– February 11

The hosts for this year’s national final will be Ketija Šenberga και Lauris Reiniks.

The last winners of Supernova and Latvia’s representative in Eurovision 2022 were Citi Zēni with the song “Eat your Salad”  but they didn’t manage to qualify for the Grand Final, ending up in 14th place of the first semi-final:

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Latvia: 121 songs submitted for Supernova 2023!

A total of 121 songs have been submitted for the national selection of Latvia , with one of them being in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023. The number of songs submitted for Supernova has decreased by nine compared to those from 2022.

Agnese Štrause-Kubliņa , editorial director of LTV entertainment programs says:

We feel happy that the artists appreciate “Supernova” and want to represent Latvia at the Eurovision Song Contest. This year’s high viewing figures for “Supernova” and Eurovision prove that the public sympathizes with the musicians and wants to actively participate in the process of choosing the winner.

The inclusion of songs and performers for Supernova will be determined by a jury selected by LTV. Evaluating song structure, originality, message, as well as the ability of the song and contestant to compete in the international pop music market. The performer’s vocal abilities, personality and past achievements in the music industry, and potential for future achievements.

Supernova 2023 participants are expected to be revealed in January , with the national selection taking place in February . The number of shows and the exact format of Supernova 2023 have yet to be announced.

For security reasons, again this year LTV will reveal the names of the jury representatives only after the international Eurovision Song Contest in May. The jury includes representatives of the Latvian music and television industry, as well as foreign professionals.

Citi Zēni represented Latvia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy. With their song “Eat Your Salad” , they finished in 14th place in the semi-final.

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Source: LSM